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World Press Photo 2018 Awards
April 13, 2018 06:39 GMT
The winners have been selected for photojournalism's most prestigious international awards. Top prize went to Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt of Agence France-Presse for his image of a man ablaze during protests in Caracas.
The World Press Photo of the Year shows 28-year-old Jose Victor Salazar Balza catching fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Police take cover outside the concert grounds after a gunman opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing 58 and injuring more than 800.
Spot News -- First Prize, Stories. (David Becker, Getty Images)
The bodies of Rohingya refugees are laid out after the boat in which they were attempting to flee Myanmar capsized off the coast of Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar in the face of a military operation that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
General News -- First Prize, Singles (Patrick Brown, Panos Pictures)
People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against a Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring dozens more.
Spot News -- Second Prize, Singles (Ryan M. Kelly, The Daily Progress)
A group of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, watch as houses burn across the border in Myanmar.
General News -- Third Prize, Singles (Md Masfiqur Akhtar Sohan, NurPhoto Agency)
An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moments after shooting dead a suspected suicide bomber, during the offensive to retake Mosul from the militant group Islamic State (IS).
Spot News -- Third Prize, Singles (Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)
The Up'ards and Down'ards grapple for the ball during the annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, in Derbyshire, England.
Sports -- First Prize, Singles. (Oliver Scarff, AFP)
A boat with tourists from Lagos Marina is steered through the canals of the Makoko community -- an ancient fishing village that has grown into an enormous informal settlement on the shores of Lagos Lagoon in Nigeria.
Contemporary Issues -- First Prize, Singles (Jesco Denzel)
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